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Processed Collections - A

Processed Manuscript and Visual Collections - A
ACLU of Indiana Records, 1953-2013 M 1056, OMB 0138, DVD 0265-0271 
Abbott, Edward. Papers, 1777-1778 SC 0001
Abbott, John A. Collection, ca. 1861-ca. 1923 P 0393
Abell, Alexander G. Correspondence, 1844 SC 2653
Abell, James P. Civil War Recollection, ca. 1894  SC 3146 
Account Books. Archibald Cramer, 1850-1884; Abner Decker, 1855-1860, 1893-1894; W.H. Depew, 1851-1860; Cornelius Hutton, 1837-1839; Samuel Lane 182- ; Salem Store, n.d. SC 0002, 6 collections
Acoff, Kimberly Oral History Interview and Transcript, 2016 SC 3344, DVD 1143-1145
A.D. Cook, Inc. Records, 1890-1955 M 0393, BV 2048-2073, BV 2075
Adair, John Alfred McDowell Letter, 1910  SC 3182 
Adams County, Indiana Death Records Index, ca. 1997-1998 M 1309
Adams & Westlake (Adlake) Collection, ca. 1872-ca. 1959 M 0961, OMB 0124, OM 0499, BV 3704-3716
Adams, Estryl Shadeland School Photographs, ca. 1920s-1930s  P 0530 
Adams, Flonoi Collection, 1945-1990  M 1097, OM 0548 
Adams, James A. Civil War letters, 1862-1865 SC 0003
Adams, Marcellus M., 1834-1909. Papers, 1795-1939 M 0001, OM 0001
Adams, Marion S. (Marion Sheffield), 190- . Collection, 1863-1931 SC 2534
Adams, Rosemary E., 1940- . Collection, 1909-1910s SC 2550
Adams, Samuel. Genealogy and Diary transcripts SC 0004
Adams-Paulson. Family Papers, 1785-1870 M 0563, OM 0249
Adamson, Zach and Christian Mosburg Oral History Interview and Transcript, 2014 SC 3340, DVD 1207-1211
Addington, Thomas. Jim Baker. A thrilling episode of antebellum days. A true story of the oppressed race among friends and foes. SC 1979
Ade, George Letter, 6 May 1923 SC 2788
Ade, George, 1866-1944. Papers, 1915-1916; n.d. SC 2063
Ader, Frank L. Collection, 1919-1920 SC 3260
Adkinson, Judge Francis Memoir, ca. 1910s  SC 3132 
Adkinson, L.G. Minister's Memorandum Book, 1881-1882 SC 2499
Aesculapian Medical Society Records, 1948-1983  M 1130 
Aetna Age Endowment & Marriage Benefit Association. Certificate, 1881 SC 0006
A.F. Earl Livery Stable Account Book, 1897-1898 BV 2410
Aiken, Oliver Perry (fl. 1850-1886) Papers, 1833-1886 SC 0007
Akeman, Martin. Collection, 1857-1993 (bulk 1857-65) M 0827
Akin, Josiah. Papers, 1853-1913 SC 2233, OM 0231
Albertype Company Collection, ca. 1900-ca. 1950 P 0115
Albright, Libbie M. Diaries, 1871-1885 M 0776
Alden, James C. Letter, 27 November 1862 SC 2890
Alder Creek Polemic Society. Minutes, 1840 SC 0008
Alerding, R. James. NFL Franchise Feasibility Study Records, 1973-1975 M 0811
Alexander,  Thomas, b. 1797. Genealogy SC 0009
Alexander, William D., fl. 1862. Notebook, ca. 1826-ca. 1862 SC 2519
Alford family. Papers, 1856–1889 (Bulk 1861–1862) M 0229, OM 0313
Allen, Alfred. Papers, 1864-2003 (bulk 1864-1865) M 0810
Allen Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church Conference Records, 1885-1890 BV 2337
Allen County. Indentures and letter, ca. 1852-1878 SC 0283
Allen, Cyrus B. Letter, 11 June 1864 SC 2859
Allen, Edward B. (fl. 1848-1871). Papers, 1854-1864 SC 0010
Allen, James A. E. Letter, 1852 January 7 SC 0011
Allen, James L. Letters, 1838; 1844  SC 3178 
Allen, Jane Letters, 1812  SC 3077
Allen, Joseph S. Survey booklet, 1819-1820 SC 1444
Allen, Miron D., b. 1825. Letter, 1861 January 6, Freedom, Ind. [to] David E.T. Coffman, Illinois SC 2331
Allen, Rowland Papers, 1830-1973 M 0508, BV 2499-2503, OM 0227
Alley Family Photographs P 0461
Allison Company Collection, 1915-1992  M 1040
Allison Company Collection Addition, ca. 1970s-1990s SC 3251
Allison Engineering Company Collection, ca. 1920-1950  P 0199 
Allison, James. Freeman Field Research Paper, 1995 SC 2696
Allison, James A. Photograph Albums, 1914, 1982 P 0429
Allison, Sara Cornelius Manuscript, ca. 1930s M 1156
Allisonville Methodist Church (Allisonville, Indianapolis, Ind.). Minutes and Records, 1850-1876 M 0461
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Lambda Omega Chapter Minute Book, 1922-1927 BV 3561
Alpha Latreian Club (Indianapolis, Ind.). Records, 1924-1989 M 0525, BV 2655, OM 0294
Alpha Rho Latreian Club Collection, 1955-1956 SC 2798
Alpha, Alonzo L., d. 1881. Papers, ca. 1880s SC 0014
Alphabet House aka Recovery Building Report, 1934 M 1331
Alter, C.J. Letter, April 1911 SC 2668
Alverson, Ada. Letter, [1969] SC 0015
Amalgamated Association of Street and Electric Railway Employees of America Materials, 1913-1914 SC 3339
America, Indiana Materials, 1941-43  SC 3052, OM 0565 
American Association of Physics Teachers. Indiana Section. Indiana records, 1921-1954 SC 2548
American Business Women's Association Collection, 1959-2000  M 0882, OM 0438
American Circus Poster Collection, 1904-1965, ca. 2000  P 0158 
American Eagle Flight 4184 Collection, 1994-2014  M 1222 
American Fletcher National Bank of Indianapolis. Addition, ca. 1953-1998 M 1342, OM 0651
American Fur Company. Contract, 1823 August 1 SC 1679
American Furniture Company/Batesville Cabinet Company, Photograph Album, Ca. 1925 P0463
American Lung Association of Indiana. Records, 1904-1980 M 0384, OMB 0003
American Red Cross. Indianapolis Area Chapter. Records, 1916-1978 M 0551, F 1090-1108
American Red Cross, Indianapolis Chapter, 1919-1965  M 1225, OM 0607, BV 5112-5133, BV 5139 
American Transit Association Indianapolis Photograph Album, ca. 1930s-1940s P 0601
American United Life Insurance Company Materials, 1951-1994 M 1068 
American War Mothers Records, 1973-2015 BV 5243-5247
American War Mothers, Indiana Chapter. Scrapbooks, Papers, and Photographs, 1919-1997 M 1347, OM 0660
Ames, Fisher. Letter, 1859 June 15 SC 0016
Ames, Robert Parker Marr. Papers, ca. 1887 SC 0017
Amick, Nicholas, 1779-1840. Family history and probate records SC 1651
Amos Family. Papers and Photographs, ca. 1880-1977 M 1354
Anderson, Indiana Big Four Railroad Museum Collection, 1904-1997 M 0873
Anderson Family Collection, ca. 1885-ca. 1950 P 0294
Anderson, Alexander Hamilton. Civil War Letters SC 0018
Anderson, George. Papers, 1815, 1840-1891 SC 0019
Anderson, James, fl. 1864. Papers, 1864 SC 2037
Anderson, Joseph McDaniel. Papers, 1861-1864 M 0004, OM 0340
Anderson, Lebanon and St. Louis Railroad. Records, 1878-1886 SC 2310
Anderson, Oscar,  Anderson family collection [graphic], [ca. 1885-ca.1950] P 0294
Anderson, William O. Titles and deeds, ca. 1870s SC 1662
Andrew, A. Piatt Letter, May 7, 1863 SC 2994
Andrews, Frances E. 1926-1974 SC 1786
Andrews, L.O. Letter, 8 March 1937 SC 1972
Andrews, William H. (William Halstead), 1913-. Ayrshire Colleries Corporation: profit with ecology, 1969 SC 1907
Angel, Jasper. Journal, 1890 SC 2214
Angel, William W. Collection, ca. 1861-ca. 1911 P 0341
Angus, Donald J. Materials, ca. 1918-2010  M 1152 
Annis, Robert B. Collection, 1925-1976, Bulk 1930s P 0496
Ansberry, Thelma. World War II postcards, 1943-1944 SC 2586
Anti-Slavery, Economy, Organization (Indiana). Papers, 1840 SC 0021
Apple, Kenneth A.  World War II memoir, 1997 SC 2634
Archdiocese of Indianapolis Collection, ca. 1934-1966 P 0410
Archer, Thomas. Papers, 1816-1825 SC 0022
Archey, Oatess Eugene Oral History Interview, 2012  SC 3067, DVD 0575-0576 
Arford, Frank. Note, 1865 May 25 SC 0023
Armor, George E. Letters, 1862-1863 SC 2744
Armstead, Harry E., d. 1954. George Rogers Clark National Historic Park [graphic]: aerial photographs [23 July 1934] P 0273
Armstrong, Irven Collection, 1918-1996 (Bulk, 1918-1992) M 0745
Armstrong, John H., 1809-1885. Family papers, 1828-1957 M 0410, OM 0112
Armstrong, John, 1775-1816. Papers, 1772-1950 (bulk 1779-1867) M 0006; BV 3187-3188; F 0393-0395, 0584, 1705-1706; OMB 0034
Armstrong, Robert. Diaries, 1863-1865 SC 0025
Arndt, Karl J.R. Letter, 1980 September 12 SC 1741
Arnold Family Manscript Books, 1797-1877 M 0007, F 0002
Arnold Family WWII Ration Books, 1942-1943  SC 3140 
Arnold, John, 1815-1902. My Dear Papa. Your Affectionate Son J Arnold: The Letters of Dr. John Arnold to his Father, the College Years SC 1858
Arnold, Joseph. Letter, 1839 September 5 SC 0026
Arsenal Technical High School (Indianapolis, Ind.). Oral history project, 1919-1963 BV 2635-2637
Art Association of Indianapolis. Records, 1957-1964 M 0613
Art Education Association of Indiana Records Addition, ca. 1989-2010 M 1319, DVD 1223-1224
Artis, Lionel F. Papers, 1933-1967 M 0762, OM 0401
Ashton, Walter J. Papers SC 0027
Ashton, William A. Papers, 1835-1861, n.d. OMB 0037, SC 2239, F 1696
Ashton, William A. Receipts and Prescriptions, 1858, ca. 1940 SC 0028, F 1695
Ashworth, John. Book of dye recipes SC 0029
Aspy, William C. Civil War discharge SC 0030
Associated Employees of Indiana. Records, 1919-1966 BV 2506-2511
Association for Loan Free Education (Indianapolis, Ind.). Records, 1972-1991 M 0679
Assorted Indianapolis Letters and Certificate, 1896-1968 SC 3262
Atalantian Journal, 1845-1848 BV 0261-0263
Atchison, W.W. Letter, 1861 June 22, Zionsville, Ind. SC 2574
Athenaeum (Indianapolis, Ind.). Feasibility study for the Athenaeum building, 1974 SC 1838
Atkins, Joseph, 1812-1904. Medical Notebook, ca. 1830 SC 1905
Atkins, Katherine Watson. Oral History Interview, 9 January 1978 SC 2726, CT 1511-1512
Atkins, William Coleman. Letters SC 0031
Audubon Society papers SC 0032
Austin, George, fl. 1840s-1890s. Austin family papers, 1844-1897 M 0572, OM 0252
Avery, Leon S. Tax statement, 1868 SC 0033
Avondale Playhouse Collection, 1959-1965, n.d. P 0067
Aye, Henry H. Letter SC 0034
Ayres Family Letters, 1894 and 1919  SC 3017 
Ayres, Frederic Murray Papers, 1916-1933 SC 0035, BV 0396
Ayres, James. Civil War letter SC 0036
Ayres, Levi P and Alexander C. Papers, 1824-1892 SC 1615
Ayres, Lyman S., 1824-1896. Papers, 1872-1922 SC 2407
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